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  |caption = The "Prime Universe" title card used from seasons 1–3.
  |caption = The "Prime Universe" title card used from seasons 1–3.
  |genre = {{Unbulleted list|[[Science fiction]]|[[Supernatural fiction|Supernatural drama]]<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.allmovie.com/movie/fringe-tv-series-v466814 |work=AllMovie |title=Fringe [TV Series] (2008) |publisher=[[Rovi Corporation]] |accessdate=January 18, 2013 |author=Buchanan, Jason}}</ref>}}
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  |creator = {{Unbulleted list|[[J. J. Abrams]]|[[Alex Kurtzman]]|[[Roberto Orci]]}}
  |creator = {{Unbulleted list|[[wikipedia:J. J. Abrams|J. J. Abrams]]|[[wikipedia:Alex Kurtzman|Alex Kurtzman]]|[[wikipedia:Roberto Orci|Roberto Orci]]}}
  |starring = {{Unbulleted list|[[Anna Torv]]|[[Joshua Jackson]]|[[John Noble]]|[[Jasika Nicole]]|[[Lance Reddick]]|[[Blair Brown]]|[[Kirk Acevedo]]|[[Seth Gabel]]|[[Mark Valley]]}}
  |starring = {{Unbulleted list|[[wikipedia:Anna Torv|Anna Torv]]|[[wikipedia:Joshua Jackson|Joshua Jackson]]|[[wikipedia:John Noble|John Noble]]|[[wikipedia:Jasika Nicole|Jasika Nicole]]|[[wikipedia:Lance Reddick|Lance Reddick]]|[[wikipedia:Blair Brown|Blair Brown]]|[[wikipedia:Kirk Acevedo|Kirk Acevedo]]|[[wikipedia:Seth Gabel|Seth Gabel]]|[[wikipedia:Mark Valley|Mark Valley]]}}
  |theme_music_composer = J. J. Abrams
  |theme_music_composer = J. J. Abrams
  |composer = {{Unbulleted list|[[Michael Giacchino]]{{ref|1|1}} <small>(2008–11)</small>|[[Chris Tilton]] <small>(2009–13)</small>|[[Mike McCready]] <small>("[[Northwest Passage (Fringe)|Northwest Passage]]")</small>}}
  |composer = {{Unbulleted list|[[wikipedia:Michael Giacchino|Michael Giacchino]]{{ref|1|1}} <small>(2008–11)</small>|[[wikipedia:Chris Tilton|Chris Tilton]] <small>(2009–13)</small>|[[wikipedia:Mike McCready|Mike McCready]] <small>("[[wikipedia:Northwest Passage (Fringe)|Northwest Passage]]")</small>}}
  |country = United States
  |country = United States
  |language = English
  |language = English
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  |num_episodes = 100
  |num_episodes = 100
  |list_episodes = List of Fringe episodes
  |list_episodes = List of Fringe episodes
  |executive_producer = {{Unbulleted list|J. J. Abrams|[[Bryan Burk]]|Alex Kurtzman|Roberto Orci|[[J. H. Wyman]]|[[Jeff Pinkner]]|[[Joe Chappelle]]}}
  |executive_producer = {{Unbulleted list|J. J. Abrams|[[wikipedia:Bryan Burk|Bryan Burk]]|Alex Kurtzman|Roberto Orci|[[wikipedia:J. H. Wyman|J. H. Wyman]]|[[wikipedia:Jeff Pinkner|Jeff Pinkner]]|[[wikipedia:Joe Chappelle|Joe Chappelle]]}}
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  |producer =
  |location = {{Unbulleted list|[[Toronto]], [[Ontario]] <small>("[[Pilot (Fringe)|Pilot]]")</small>|[[New York City]] <small>(Season 1)</small>|[[Vancouver]], [[British Columbia]] <small>(Seasons 2–5)</small>}}
  |location = {{Unbulleted list|[[wikipedia:Toronto|Toronto]], [[wikipedia:Ontario|Ontario]] <small>("[[wikipedia:Pilot (Fringe)|Pilot]]")</small>|[[wikipedia:New York City|New York City]] <small>(Season 1)</small>|[[wikipedia:Vancouver|Vancouver]], [[wikipedia:British Columbia|British Columbia]] <small>(Seasons 2–5)</small>}}
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  |runtime = {{Unbulleted list|81 minutes <small>("Pilot")</small>|50 minutes <small>(Season 1)</small>|43 minutes <small>(Seasons 2–5)</small>}}
  |runtime = {{Unbulleted list|81 minutes <small>("Pilot")</small>|50 minutes <small>(Season 1)</small>|43 minutes <small>(Seasons 2–5)</small>}}
  |company = {{Unbulleted list|[[Bad Robot Productions]]|[[Warner Bros. Television]]}}
  |company = {{Unbulleted list|[[wikipedia:Bad Robot Productions|Bad Robot Productions]]|[[wikipedia:Warner Bros. Television|Warner Bros. Television]]}}
  |distributor = [[Warner Bros. Television Distribution]]
  |distributor = [[wikipedia:Warner Bros. Television Distribution|Warner Bros. Television Distribution]]
  |network = [[Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]]
  |network = [[wikipedia:Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]]
  |picture_format = [[720p]] ([[High-definition television|HDTV]])
  |picture_format = [[wikipedia:720p|720p]] ([[wikipedia:High-definition television|HDTV]])
  |audio_format = [[Dolby Digital|Dolby Digital 5.1]]
  |audio_format = [[wikipedia:Dolby Digital|Dolby Digital 5.1]]
  |first_aired = {{Start date|2008|9|9}}
  |first_aired = {{Start date|2008|9|9}}
  |last_aired = {{End date|2013|1|18}}
  |last_aired = {{End date|2013|1|18}}
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'''''Fringe''''' is<!--"is" is correct, the show suddenly hasn't started to cease existing after its last episode--> an American [[science fiction on television|science fiction television]] series created by [[J. J. Abrams]], [[Alex Kurtzman]], and [[Roberto Orci]]. It premiered on the [[Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]] network on September 9, 2008, and concluded on January 18, 2013, after [[List of Fringe episodes|five seasons and 100 episodes]]. The series follows [[Olivia Dunham]] ([[Anna Torv]]), [[Peter Bishop]] ([[Joshua Jackson]]), and [[Walter Bishop (Fringe)|Walter Bishop]] ([[John Noble]]), all members of the fictional Fringe Division of the [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]], based in [[Boston]], [[Massachusetts]], under the supervision of [[United States Department of Homeland Security|Homeland Security]]. The team uses [[fringe science]] and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a [[parallel universe (fiction)|parallel universe]].
'''''Fringe''''' is<!--"is" is correct, the show suddenly hasn't started to cease existing after its last episode--> an American [[wikipedia:science fiction on television|science fiction television]] series created by [[wikipedia:J. J. Abrams|J. J. Abrams]], [[wikipedia:Alex Kurtzman|Alex Kurtzman]], and [[wikipedia:Roberto Orci|Roberto Orci]]. It premiered on the [[wikipedia:Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox]] network on September 9, 2008, and concluded on January 18, 2013, after [[wikipedia:List of Fringe episodes|five seasons and 100 episodes]]. The series follows [[wikipedia:Olivia Dunham|Olivia Dunham]] ([[wikipedia:Anna Torv|Anna Torv]]), [[wikipedia:Peter Bishop|Peter Bishop]] ([[wikipedia:Joshua Jackson|Joshua Jackson]]), and [[wikipedia:Walter Bishop (Fringe)|Walter Bishop]] ([[wikipedia:John Noble|John Noble]]), all members of the fictional Fringe Division of the [[wikipedia:Federal Bureau of Investigation|Federal Bureau of Investigation]], based in [[wikipedia:Boston|Boston]], [[wikipedia:Massachusetts|Massachusetts]], under the supervision of [[wikipedia:United States Department of Homeland Security|Homeland Security]]. The team uses [[wikipedia:fringe science|fringe science]] and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a [[wikipedia:parallel universe (fiction)|parallel universe]].


The series has been described as a hybrid of fantasy, [[procedural drama]]s and [[Serial (radio and television)|serials]], influenced by films like ''[[Altered States]]'' and television shows such as ''[[Lost (TV series)|Lost]]'', ''[[The X-Files]]'' and ''[[The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series)|The Twilight Zone]]''. The series began as a traditional [[Villain of the week|mystery-of-the-week]] series and became more serialized in later seasons. Most episodes contain a standalone plot, with several others also exploring the series' overarching [[Mythology of Fringe|mythology]].
The series has been described as a hybrid of fantasy, [[wikipedia:procedural drama|procedural drama]]s and [[wikipedia:Serial (radio and television)|serials]], influenced by films like ''[[wikipedia:Altered States|Altered States]]'' and television shows such as ''[[wikipedia:Lost (TV series)|Lost]]'', ''[[wikipedia:The X-Files|The X-Files]]'' and ''[[wikipedia:The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series)|The Twilight Zone]]''. The series began as a traditional [[wikipedia:Villain of the week|mystery-of-the-week]] series and became more serialized in later seasons. Most episodes contain a standalone plot, with several others also exploring the series' overarching [[wikipedia:Mythology of Fringe|mythology]].


Critical reception was at first lukewarm but became more favorable after the first season, when the series began to explore its mythology, including parallel universes and [[Alternate history|alternate timelines]]. The show, along with cast and crew, were nominated for many major awards. Despite its move to the "[[Friday night death slot]]" and low [[Nielsen ratings|ratings]], the series developed a [[cult following]]. It also spawned two six-part [[comic book]] series, an [[alternate reality game]], and three novels.
Critical reception was at first lukewarm but became more favorable after the first season, when the series began to explore its mythology, including parallel universes and [[wikipedia:Alternate history|alternate timelines]]. The show, along with cast and crew, were nominated for many major awards. Despite its move to the "[[wikipedia:Friday night death slot|Friday night death slot]]" and low [[wikipedia:Nielsen ratings|ratings]], the series developed a [[wikipedia:cult following|cult following]]. It also spawned two six-part [[wikipedia:comic book|comic book]] series, an [[wikipedia:alternate reality game|alternate reality game]], and three novels.
 
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Fringe
Fringe intertitle.png
The "Prime Universe" title card used from seasons 1–3.
Genre
Created by
Starring
Theme music composerJ. J. Abrams
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes100 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)
Running time
  • 81 minutes ("Pilot")
  • 50 minutes (Season 1)
  • 43 minutes (Seasons 2–5)
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkFox
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseSeptember 9, 2008 (2008-09-09) –
January 18, 2013 (2013-01-18)

Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox network on September 9, 2008, and concluded on January 18, 2013, after five seasons and 100 episodes. The series follows Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), and Walter Bishop (John Noble), all members of the fictional Fringe Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Boston, Massachusetts, under the supervision of Homeland Security. The team uses fringe science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe.

The series has been described as a hybrid of fantasy, procedural dramas and serials, influenced by films like Altered States and television shows such as Lost, The X-Files and The Twilight Zone. The series began as a traditional mystery-of-the-week series and became more serialized in later seasons. Most episodes contain a standalone plot, with several others also exploring the series' overarching mythology.

Critical reception was at first lukewarm but became more favorable after the first season, when the series began to explore its mythology, including parallel universes and alternate timelines. The show, along with cast and crew, were nominated for many major awards. Despite its move to the "Friday night death slot" and low ratings, the series developed a cult following. It also spawned two six-part comic book series, an alternate reality game, and three novels.

  1. Buchanan, Jason. "Fringe [TV Series] (2008)". AllMovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 18, 2013.